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Bill 24 passes in House of Assembly, putting pause on private ambulance workers’ strike

Union wanted bill passed to set framework for new deal with employer Bill 24 — legislation to end a private ambulance strike — passed late Monday night after hours of debate in the House of Assembly. The bill’s passing means […]

N.L. government passes bill to send striking first responders back to work

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Nearly 12 hours after an emergency sitting began in Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature, the government passed a bill that sent striking first responders back to work. Members of all three political parties stood and applauded after […]

Striking Newfoundland paramedics’ union says Fewer’s ambulance refused return to work offer in favour of ‘cash cows’

Teamsters welcomes essential services legislation, but fears ‘retaliation’ from one employer; Opposition maintains government’s contingency plan is not working: Paramedics at Fewer’s Ambulance Services in Newfoundland and Labrador marked their third day on strike Monday, Jan. 23, as politicians held […]